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Funding Opportunities

Past Innovation Grant Winners


*Following aggregated by National Center for Families Learning (NCFL).

Department of Education Small, Rural School Achievement Program

Deadline Apr 26, 2019

The Small, Rural School Achievement Program seeks to address the unique needs of rural school districts. Interests include improving basic programs, supporting effective instruction, supporting language instruction for English learners and immigrant students, strengthening student support and promoting academic enrichment, and creating 21st century community learning centers….

Lawrence Foundation

Deadline Apr 30, 2019

The foundation awards grants in the areas of the environment, education, human services, and disaster relief....

Drucker Institute Prize for Nonprofits

Deadline Apr 30, 2019

An award of $100,000 will be given to a single nonprofit organization engaged in creative work that is driving exceptional industry achievements….

Voya Unsung Heroes

Deadline Apr 30, 2019

The Voya Unsung Heroes program provides grants to K-12 educators nationwide with effective and innovative projects that improve student learning. The 100 finalists each receive an award of $2,000. Of the 100 finalists, three will be selected for additional financial awards of $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000….  

Mazda Foundation Education Grants

Deadline May 1, 2019

The Mazda Foundation is offering grants to nonprofits with programs emphasizing education and literacy, environmental conservation, cultural education, social justice, or scientific research. Mazda prioritizes organizations in areas where they have offices (Irvine, CA; Bridgewater, NJ; Chicago, IL; Sugarland, TX; and Jacksonville, FL) ….More info>>

William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Deadline May 1, 2019

Grants ranging between $100,000 and $600,000 over two to three years will be awarded in support of high-quality field-initiated studies that are relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States. Letters of Inquiry are due May 1, 2019 ...

William T. Grant Foundation Studies Designed to Improve Use of Research Evidence

Deadline May 1, 2019

The program supports high-quality field-initiated studies that identify, build, and test strategies to ensure that research evidence is used in ways that benefit youth.  Grants will range between $100,000 and $1,000,000 over one to four years....

Coors Light Emerging Latino Leaders Program

Deadline May 6, 2019

A single grant of $25,000 will be awarded to an emerging Latino leader and an affiliated nonprofit with a program or project that benefits the Hispanic community....

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants

Deadline May 16, 2019

The grants support nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries that work to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading….

Department of Agriculture: Women and Minorities in STEM Fields

Deadline May 21, 2019

The program supports research, education and teaching, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM….

Spencer Foundation: Lyle Spencer Research Awards

Deadline May 22, 2019

Grants of up to $1 million over five years will be awarded in support of transformative academic research projects focused on improving the practice of education....

ASM Materials Education Foundation K-12 Classroom Projects

Deadline May 25, 2019

Twenty grants of $500 each will be awarded to hands-on K-12 projects designed to enhance student awareness of the materials around them....More info>>

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Invites Letters of Intent

Deadline May 31, 2019

The foundation awards seed grants to innovative proposals with the greatest chance of improving the lives of young children on a national scale....

Best Buy Community Grants Program

Deadline May 31, 2019

The Best Buy Community Grants Program provides support community-based organizations that are located within 25 miles of a Best Buy facility. Grants of up to $15,000 to focus on local organizations with a demonstrated track record of building skill proficiency in technology through out-of-school time programs for youth ages 13-18….

Holberg Prize

Deadline Jun 15, 2019

The $600,000 prize is awarded annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law, or theology....

NWEA Educators for Equity Grant Program

Deadline Jun 30, 2019

At least three grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to schools, school districts, and nonprofit organizations in support of initiatives and programs designed to advance the academic development of underserved pre-K-12 students....  

Captain Planet Foundation Ecotech Grants

Deadline Jul 15, 2019

Grants of $2,500 will be awarded to projects that motivate children to use innovation, nature-based design, and/or technology to address an environmental problem in their communities....  

MacArthur Foundation: 100&Change

Deadline Aug 6, 2019

100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. 100&Change is open to organizations and collaborations working in any field, anywhere in the world….

Toshiba America Foundation K-5 Science and Math Projects

Deadline Oct 1, 2019

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to any K-5 teacher in a public or private nonprofit school in support of an innovative, hands-on science or math education project....

NCTM Music Projects to Teach Mathematics Grants for Grades Pre-K–5 Teachers

Deadline Nov 1, 2019

Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to teachers of pre-K-5 mathematics for projects that incorporate music into the classroom with the aim of helping young students learn math....

The Home Depot Foundation: Community Impact Grants Program

Deadline Dec 31, 2019

The program focuses on support for organizations that serve veterans in local communities, as well as organizations that serve diverse and underserved communities. Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services….

Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

Deadline Dec 31, 2019

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to local nonprofit organizations in the service area of individual Walmart stores....